Ellison nets four goals for Team Mendip

PUBLISHED: 09:21 19 January 2018 | UPDATED: 09:21 19 January 2018

Team Mendip Girls Under-12s.

Team Mendip Girls Under-12s.

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Striker Ellison Roberts netted four times for Team Mendip in their 5-1 victory over Swindon Spitfires.

Team Mendip 5

Swindon Spitfires 1

The heavy pitch and the absence of influential defender and captain Tina Delany did not deter Team Mendip.

Their early pressure caused problems for the visitors and a cross from Steph Goddard resulted in the first goal for Ellison Roberts.

Midway through the first-half, a poor clearance presented Spitfires with their first chance and they equalised against the run of play. The tap-in, from 10 yards gave debutant goalkeeper Amanda Hubbard no chance.

Mendip came back the stronger scoring four more goals, a good strike by Natasha Crew and three more by Roberts who was a constant threat throughout.

Sam Crew had an excellent game at right-back, but it was central defender Hayley Bosley who was voted PD & CL Building Services player of the game.

Next week Mendip travel to Cheltenham for another tough South West Women’s League game.

Longwell Green U12s 1

Team Mendip Yellow Socks U12s 3

The Yellow Socks made it 10 wins in a row and remain unbeaten in the league so far this season after a hard-fought win against Longwell Green.

Having not played for a month, the Yellow Socks started the slower with Longwell Green taking advantage of a defensive error to take a deserved early lead.

Finding their rhythm, YS started to get control of the game helped by the strong spine of the team Mollie Barnes, Lilly Potter and Ruby Johnson.

This was rewarded when debutant Jessica Hughes finished clinically at the near post to take them into half-time at 1-1.

The girls started the second half strongly, Hughes again with a finish at the far post, and Ruby Johnson both scoring to make the scoreline 3-1 to YS.

Strong defending by Barnes, Holly Gray and Katie Pavey kept Longwell Green at bay, helped by fine goalkeeping from Ellis Boyce.

PD & CL girl of the game was Jessica Hughes.

Whitchurch Sports 3

Team Mendip Blue Socks U11 6

Team Mendip Blue Socks travelled to Whitchurch for their first competitive fixture since before Christmas.

It did not take long for the girls to blow away any cobwebs, with the Blue Socks taking the lead in the first few minutes through a brilliant effort from Seden.

Other highlights from the first-half include a fantastic penalty save from stand-in goalkeeper Emma B, numerous long-range efforts going close for Demi M and two further goals from Seden, making the score 3-1 to the Blue Socks at half-time.

Mendip continued to play some fantastic free-flowing passing football in the second half, with three further goals coming from Seden (taking her tally for the day to four), Emma S and Isobel.

The back three of Grace, Demi H and Emma dealt well with numerous attacks from a good Whitchurch side and stand-in goalie for the second half, Demi M, also made some good saves.

ID Installations girl of the game was shared today between Jess and Tamsin, who both had fantastic games in the middle of midfield, breaking the play up well with some fantastic tackles and linking the back three with the attack with some great passing.

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